Stardate not given: Tuvok and Paris enlist Rain’s help in contacting Voyager and setting a trap for Starling which involves pinpointing his location to allow a transporter kidnap from a shuttlecraft. Starling, however, has two tricks up his sleeve – the Doctor, equipped with a portable holo-emitter, is his hostage, and he has a device to thwart the shuttle’s transporter. The shuttle’s systems overload and the shuttle, piloted by Chakotay and Torres, crashes in the Arizona desert, but the Doctor escapes as Voyager takes over transport of Starling. Chakotay and B’Elanna fall into the hands of a cult militia group, but are rescued by Tuvok and the newly independent Doctor. Starling escapes and launches the timeship despite Janeway’s warnings, but his scheme for Earth’s future won’t exactly unfold as planned.
written by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Ed Begley, Jr. (Henry Starling), Sarah Silverman (Rain Robinson), Allan G. Royal (Captain Braxton), Brent Hinkley (Militia #1), Clayton Murray (Militia #2), Susan Patterson (Ensign Kaplan), Christian R. Conrad (Dunbar), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
LogBook entry by Paul Campbell